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Coach Book’s Thoughts on the Season

This season the head girls basketball coach is Kenny Book.  We asked him a couple questions about the upcoming season.

Q: What are your feelings about the upcoming season?

A: I hope to make these girls better and better and work harder each and every day.

Q: How long have you been coaching?

A: I have been coaching for 16 years.

Q: How do you evaluate your players?

A: I evaluate them in practice by their effort.

Q: How do you determine who plays each week?

A:  I determine who plays each week the same way I evaluate them, in practice.

Q: What is your favorite part of the game?

A: Defense is my favorite part of the game.

Q: What is your favorite basketball quote?

A: “Good teams have good players great teams have great teammates.”

Q: When you were in high school could you dunk it?

A: Yes with two hands.

We will be having our first scrimmage Saturday November 30, in La Junta at 10 am.  We invite you all to attend.  We thank you for your time and hope you have a great season!

Kenny Book 2013

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Girls Basketball

 

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21st Century

Mrs. Book, Tayte, and  Tray

Mrs. Book, Tayte, and Trey

The after school program, 21st Century, was introduced to the elementary about one year ago. “21st Century is a grant that the school received that would provide funding for activities for students in grades K-5 to help with school.  The grant requires the classes include: activities in science,math, engineering, and technology.” said Mrs. Book the director and coordinator.

When I talked to kindergartener, Tayte, I asked him what his favorite thing to do at 21st was, and he said it was Soft Seven. Soft Seven is a math game that is timed and you have one minute to answer as many math problems as possible, but when you get to a certain score, you get to a higher level and harder questions. Tayte likes it because he, “likes to figure out the numbers.” After talking to Tayte I got to talk to Trey and he also said that he liked Soft Seven.  He said that it helps him with his math facts during school hours.

Talking to Mrs. Book, she says that her most favorite thing about Soft Seven and 21st Century is, “Seeing how the students have matured over the year; they’ve gone from being dependent learners to independent learners.  It’s also exciting to see a student celebrate when they’ve completed a difficult task all on their own.”

During my talk with Tayte and Trey, I asked them if everyone should try 21st Century and they both said yes. Asking Mrs. Book the same question she said, “I think that each student should try at least one class during the week and experience new activities they otherwise wouldn’t see during the regular school session.” The new program that Mrs. Book wanted me to mention was the flag football that they will start after basketball season.  She says, “Mr. Book has agreed to teach the class and we hope to enlist the help of Bryson Herbert and Terry Graham.”

Talking with many of the other elementary students they say they like it, and by the sound of it, I think everyone should have a look into it. If you are interested, contacted Mrs. Book at sbook@genoahugo.org and she will gladly talk to you about 21st Century.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2013 in Elementary, News

 

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